Tuesday, April 24, 2018

USA: Geothermal Steam to Provide 4,960 MW Generating Capacity by 2021 - FERC

98% of new U.S. electrical generation in January and February came from wind and solar power (Solar Power World)

Geothermal steam provides 3,830 MW and will add another 1,130 MW by 2021.

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)’s latest Energy Infrastructure Update (with summary statistics for January and February 2018) also reveals that the total installed capacity of renewable energy sources now provides over one-fifth (20.39%) of total available U.S. generating capacity. Combined, wind and solar alone exceed one-tenth (10.18%) of installed capacity–a share greater than either nuclear power (9.11%), hydropower (8.49%) or oil (3.64%). Geothermal steam provides 0.32% of total generating capacity with 3.83 GW.

The report also estimates proposed Generation Additions and Retirements by March 2021. Geothermal Steam is proposed to add 24 units for an additional  1,130 MW of capacity.

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